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Drone use getting regulated

Louisiana lawmakers are making a bipartisan push to regulate drones, an area where developing technology meets privacy concerns. A number of proposals under consideration in the House and Senate would criminalize drone trespassing, outline surveillance and privacy laws and establish registration and licensing guidelines. Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, said drones are “showing up on […]

Disability applicants, be aware of scammers

Scammers are trying to get personal information from people by pretending to help with applications for disability benefits and claims. A recent alert from the Social Security Inspector General warns of this phishing scam, and – whether or not you’ve started an application for benefits – these scammers could contact you. They’re taking a shot […]

Rural areas want more after-school programs

As many families in rural communities struggle for economic security, experts say that the after-school programs that keep students safe and inspire them to learn are in short supply. A recently released report, “The Growing Importance of Afterschool in Rural Communities,” finds that just 13 percent of rural students in the U.S. participate in an […]

Calling all heroes

What defines a true hero? According to Webster, a hero is simply defined as: one that shows great courage. The Jennings Daily News is honored to report that we come across our fair share of heroes each year when we compile material for our annual “Salute to Soldiers” section. So many local men and women […]

Land of the free

Last week, Raymond Smith, a junior student at Lafayette’s Acadiana High School was severely reprimanded for his failure to stand, salute and recite the Pledge of Allegiance during the school’s daily announcements. Lafayette Parish currently has a mandate that all students must stand during the pledge, regardless if they recite it or not. The student […]

Where to find autism resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that, as of 2014, autism spectrum disorder affects 1 in 68 children across the country. This new estimate is 30 percent higher than previous reports, which may be indicative of better measuring devices, more people coming forward or a greater prevalence of autism across the board. “Autism […]

Simple acts go a long way

In Thursday’s edition of the Jennings Daily News, one article highlighted a program initiated by Elton High’s Student Council, Kuddles for Kids. Kuddles for Kids collects new stuffed animals which are then turned over to the Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office (JDSO). The stuffed animals are distributed when deputies respond to serious calls that somehow involve […]

Consider giving life

April is designated as National Donate Life Month in support of organ donation, and we hope if you have not already committed to give life one day, you will consider doing so. According to government data, an average of 75 people receive organ transplants each day. Sadly, an average of 21 people die every single […]

Lemonade Day offers fun, business lessons

The practice is not as popular as it once was, but you can still find a youngster or two tapping into their entrepreneurial skills via lemonade stands once in a while. Lemonade stands are more than a fun way for a child to make money or play. These simple business plans are actually a great […]

Make it your business

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and child advocates statewide are coming together to raise awareness in order to inspire and encourage Louisiana citizens to stand up against child and domestic abuse. In an interview with the Jennings Daily News last year, CASA Vice President for Advocacy at Family and Youth Counseling David Duplechain said […]

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